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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding testing laboratories chain of custody A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity THC levels annual license application cannabis market commercial cannabis manufacturing distributors shared-use manufacturing facilities commercial cannabis manufacturing activity valid waiver Butane/Hexane/Propane sugar period of 120 days Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) CDPH-issued universal symbol regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Local Authorization entry into the legal, regulated market structure and formation documents periods of 90 days extensions Identifying information three state cannabis-licensing authorities property for the commercial cannabis activity disposal and destruction methods allergen information definition of owner manufacturer's name medicinal commercial cannabis activity dried flower diagram of the business’s layout meat and seafood, and other products testing lab Cultivation less than 10,000 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) medicinal and adult-use or both markets child-resistant outer package medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis adult-use products licensing cannabis distributors government warning statement label disposal commercial cannabis products requiring refrigeration Application Checklist Personnel Requirements infusion surety bond 2020 regulations identity of the product medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Physical address required limits compliance with regulations licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 licensed physical location (premises) Vehicle Requirements track and trace system transportation and security cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) product guidelines cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manufacturing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 600 foot radius of a school remove THC/CBD carbohydrates and fat per serving Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles California Public Records Act Transport vehicles alarm system microbusinesses BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2020 problems basic nutritional information cannabis plants online licensing system medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity M-licensees Criminal History shipping manifest Cannabis Manufacturing CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Local Issuing Authority highly-concentrated oils or waxes shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit transporting cannabis goods tamper-evident Licensees Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods re-sealable edibles packaging opaque amount of THC content commercial cannabis manufacturing in California topicals onsite consumption of cannabis goods three cannabis licensing authorities Distributor transport Temporary License Application Information exception for testing laboratories limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Transition Period health claims Financial information cannabis training 120 days operating procedures an officer or director of a cannabis business Licensee Lookup Tool Labor peace agreement 2020 new laws Form # CDPH-9041 operating premises unique ID/batch number transportation of cannabis goods Cannabinoids Testing public Licensee Lookup Tool packaging and labeling requirements labeling licensing scheme Mechanical storage of cannabis goods recordkeeping child-resistant packaging supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Licensee Information Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing packaging M-license product as a candy prohibited manned motor vehicle The California Department of Public Health's payable to the state of California Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacturing practices Manufacturing (non-volatile) medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together hang tag or a peel-back label managing member finished product destruction of cannabis goods 2020 revisions nonlaboratory quality control Premises Diagram shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company state cannabis licensing packaging and labeling CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis waste licensed cannabis cultivators transport cannabis goods to retailer cultivation evidence of rehabilitation labels not be attractive Heavy Metals Testing Premises diagram paper inserted into the packaging waste management laws Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2020 compliance conditional license Local Authorization Attachment secured area financial interest holder local jurisdiction highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin cannabis sales and/or consumption local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Edibles– Products stickers Temporary event up to 4 days Proposed Section 40133 hydrocarbon-based solvents Food-grade Butter/Oil 2020 issues supplemental label onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods no infusion of alcohol 600-foot radius of a school evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises quality control The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) CDTFA seller’s permit Local Jurisdictions Proposition 65 Operating Procedures Live Scans for each owner Completed Temporary License Application Form tinctures sanitary and hazard-free environment CO2 and ethanol extractions small product packaging inhalable cannabis Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Ethanol workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control 2020 important information cannabis industries contaminants A-license adult-use commercial cannabis activity some nutritional facts license review process aggregate interest of 20% or more Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division ownership premises is not within a Government Percentage of ownership local jurisdiction authorization Fingerprints persons 21 years of age or older inventory California Department of Public Health (CDPH) retailers Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing secondary packaging amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods licensed cannabis manufacturers A-licensees Retailer (Type 10) potentially-hazardous foods manufacturers who package for other producers product formulation cannabis cartoons Extractions using CO2 Terpenoids Testing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) access to the area(s) Temporary License Application informational panel procedures for inventory control Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates MCSB licensed premises regulatory framework ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation member manager Foreign Material Testing opaque exit package at least 20% ownership interest commercial kitchens good manufacturing practices limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package temporary license primary panel requirements exit packaging conducting quality assurance review sanitary workplaces Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2020 updates compliance with local jurisdiction tobacco products testing methods A-license and an M-license the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 2020 fines licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Moisture Content Testing Owner secondary package waste disposal Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Business Information contaminant free Mycotoxins Testing 2020 recent news motor carrier permit Individual Owner Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 separate applications commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing no added caffeine designated structure Bond in the amount of $5,000 alcoholic beverages MCSB’s temporary license application cannabis event organizer license protocol licensing cannabis retailers loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch must enter certain events investment into a commercial cannabis business Premises Information Arranging for laboratory testing vape cartridges immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS consumption of alcohol or tobacco licensing cannabis microbusinesses manufacturing cannabis products Track and Trace list of artificial food colorings Financial Interest Distributor Transport Only Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) premises diagram CDPH-9041 Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Temporary Cannabis Event 2020 resolutions health impacts of cannabis extraction sampling standards mandated warning statements 100 mg of THC per package security manufacture cannabis products convicted of a substantially related crime certified by a California-licensed engineer concentrate 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Bond and Insurance Information cannabis cultivation licensing testing of cannabis goods Microbusiness at least 99% purity Type S share facility space sales of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance disclosure of all criminal convictions edible products scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises transportation Seller’s permit number written procedures for inventory control emergency regulations final form public health and safety local jurisdiction’s requirements The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis manufacturers licensed cannabis distributors Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2020 proposed changes extracts Category II Residual Pesticides Testing California Department of Public Health minimum standards for extraction processes Retailer (nonstorefront) Business Organizational volatile solvent inventory and quality control licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises pre-made or purchased 2020 laws ingredient list security and cannabis waste disposal capsules activity for a period of 120 days supply chain amount of sodium comply with all packaging and labeling requirements no infusion of nicotine manufacturing activities loop system and more.

In addition, Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Outdoor gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Primary panel Track-and-trace systems Cultivation Department Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 11 (Distributor) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Lot Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Request for Live Scan Raw material Component Flowering Serving Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Applicant MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Mixed-light Tier 2 Allergen cross-contact Adulterated Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) alternate use of a manufacturing premises package flower or pre-rolls Canopy Volatile solvent Type N – for infusions Manufacturer licensee CBD Immature plant cannabis concentrates Validation track and trace system Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 M-license Unique identifier DPH-17-010E Topical cannabis product Wet weight Limited-access area Type 12 (Microbusiness) Harvest Batch Licensee Cannabis product Adequate Manufacture Watts per square foot Specialty Cottage Indoor Mature plant Microorganisms Theoretical yield Bureau Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Extraction Batch Qualified individual Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Actual yield Processing Ingredient Adult-use Market Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Personnel Environmental pathogen Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Preventive controls Cultivation site Processor Quality control personnel Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) adulteration Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) THC Dried flower Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Small Outdoor Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Nonvolatile solvent Medium Indoor Type 10 (Retailer) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality Edible cannabis product Small Indoor Nursery Outdoor cultivation Nonmanufactured cannabis product Informational panel Monitor Sanitize Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Quarantine Premises Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Outdoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) CBD from industrial hemp Allergen Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light cultivation Commercial cannabis activity Verification Contact surface cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints list of cannabis manufacturers Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Pre-roll Mixed-light Tier 1 Pest Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Medium Outdoor Holding infused butters and oils as concentrates Process Product Identity Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Quality control operation Net weight Finished product Indoor cultivation Pathogen In-process material Infusion infused pre-rolls Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Hazard Universal symbol UID Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Package Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Labeling Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Distribution Track and trace system Kief Specialty Indoor Processing aid Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) and more.

Last updated on February 14, 2020

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